Category Archives: non fiction

Mysterious Beasts of the Antipodes

The Australian outback is the home for some of the most unusual animals in the world and, in the years that I have lived here I have been lucky enough to meet many of the unique fauna of Terra Australis … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, authors, Black Cats, Books, non fiction, print media, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Writing Pyramidos

My latest book; Pyramidos: Self Initiation in the Aeon of Horus, has its genesis in a series of correspondences between myself and a magician of considerable knowledge and experience. Having both found success in our practice of magick we both find ourselves in a position of offering guidance and advice to novices at the occult arts and we discussed potential strategies for providing useful and practical advice for these students as they embark upon the Path of the Wise. This original inspiration ultimately led to writing a comprehensive book on the symbolism and practical performance of one of Aleister Crowley’s least well known magical compositions; the Pyramidos Ritual. Continue reading

Posted in Aleister Crowley, authors, Book of the Law, Books, D G Mattichak jr, Magick, non fiction, print media, Publishing, Pyramidos, religion, spirituality, Thelema, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Where to Find the Magick on the Web

The boom in internet witches and wizards has flooded the interwebz with hundreds of thousands of websites devoted to one occult practice or another. Many of them are a simple regurgitation of other sites which are themselves essentially cut and pasted from e-books and other obscure references. Among all of this white noise it can be hard to distinguish the websites that offer quality resources. After a few years of surfing the astral part of the web I have compiled this short list of essential websites for every student of the occult to keep bookmarked in their browser. Continue reading

Posted in Aleister Crowley, Books, D G Mattichak jr, Magick, new age, non fiction, religion, spirituality, Thelema | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Devil’s in the Details- the Minutiæ of Finishing a Book

It is at this stage in the publishing process that a manuscript begins to look like a book for the first time. I am an old hand at this business now, my latest book The Sword & The Serpent is number five, but somehow seeing my work being transformed into a product hasn’t lost any of its allure. Continue reading

Posted in authors, Books, D G Mattichak jr, Magick, new age, non fiction, Publishing, Qabalah, spirituality, Tarot, The Sword & The Serpent, Thelema, writers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment